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  • No Slowing Down Tuesday Apr 21 2020

    BYU Marriott entrepreneurship student Elizabeth Jeffrey went from raising six children as a stay-at-home mom to studying economics and accounting in the classroom. Even though she’s taken a unique path to BYU Marriott, Jeffrey knows that her education will give her the tools that she needs to make an impact on the world.

  • Alums who graduated during past recessions share advice to new 2020 grads 'You will get through this and come out the other end a better leader.' Monday Apr 20 2020

    With much of the world’s economy shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating students feel anxious about how to navigate a potential economic crisis. In an effort to connect former and current students, Marriott School of Business Dean Brigitte Madrian encouraged alumni to share words of counsel and encouragement by commenting on a LinkedIn post.

  • Giving Back Through Education Monday Apr 20 2020

    Jill Piacitelli didn't always know she wanted to work in the social impact field. However, after participating in socially conscious projects during college and later unexpectedly landing a director role in a nonprofit, she found her personal calling. Piacitelli is now using her expertise to teach students as a new adjunct professor at the Ballard Center for Social Impact at BYU Marriott.  

  • BYU Marriott Team Takes First at ACG Cup Friday Apr 17 2020

    A BYU Marriott team of two MAcc students and two MBA students took first place at this year's statewide Association for Corporate Growth Cup held this winter semester, receiving $3,000 as they competed against teams from universities across the state of Utah.

  • Finding Her Way Friday Apr 17 2020

    Whether she’s planning cultural activities for tourists, raising two boys, or consulting for companies in American Samoa, the life path of BYU Marriott EMBA alumna Noelani Wayas has taken exciting twists and turns.

  • The Perks of Being a Professor Thursday Apr 16 2020

    When Michael Swenson, BYU Marriott Christensen Professor of Marketing, was a PhD student, the words of a visiting professor changed his life.

  • From Jungle Survival to ROTC Leader Wednesday Apr 15 2020

    For some people, a three-week visit to Hawaii may be the perfect chance to relax and enjoy the beach. However, for BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadet Garrett Falk, his time in Hawaii was an opportunity to develop survival skills.

  • Eleven MBA Students Named as 2020 Hawes Scholars Tuesday Apr 14 2020

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business named eleven MBA candidates 2020 Hawes Scholars, an honor that carries the highest distinction given to its MBA students.

  • Fifty Dollars and a Hope for a Better Life Tuesday Apr 14 2020

    From selling peanuts on the streets of Nigeria to help provide for her family to moving to the United States alone at the age of nineteen with only fifty dollars in her pocket, Patience Atebata isn't letting her past define her future. Now, as a senior finance student at BYU Marriott and member of the United States military, Atebata is following her dreams to provide a better life for her family and one day give back to her home country.

  • A BYU Legacy Monday Apr 13 2020

    As the descendant and grandson of former BYU administrators Abraham Owen Smoot, L. Douglas Smoot, and Ben E. Lewis, BYU Marriott strategy professor Ben Lewis is carrying on his ancestors’ legacies at BYU while pioneering his own groundbreaking research.

  • Bringing Marketers Together: BYU Marriott Marketing Program Hosts First Alumni Conference Friday Apr 10 2020

    The BYU Marriott marketing program recently made efforts to help alumni connect with each other during the program's first alumni conference.

  • Adjusting to a Curveball Thursday Apr 09 2020

    When life threw U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William D. "Hank" Taylor a curveball while he was a pitcher on BYU's baseball team, he found a new course with BYU's Army ROTC program.

  • A Love for Learning Leads to China Wednesday Apr 08 2020

    BYU Marriott EMPA alumna Janine Wood Green loves to learn. In fact, she loves learning so much that sometimes she reads four or five books a week. In her own words, she is “over-the-top crazy about learning,” and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. With a love for learning and a passion for continued education, Green joined BYU’s China Teachers Program to become a professor of English at China’s Nanjing Tech University—a decision that has changed her life for the better.

  • From Intern to President Tuesday Apr 07 2020

    After finishing a sales internship at Qualtrics last summer, Noah Kirk, a senior in BYU Marriott's marketing program, returned to BYU Marriott and founded the BYU Sales Club.

  • A Journey of Self-Discovery Monday Apr 06 2020

    For most people, jury duty is a chore. For Julie Rash, her jury-duty service became a catalyst for years of involvement in the Provo School board, an education through BYU Marriott’s EMPA program, and a life dedicated to public service.

  • Finding Family in the Marketing Program Friday Apr 03 2020

    Growing up in war-torn Jerusalem, Jeannine Mosarsa, a senior in BYU Marriott’s marketing program, had a different childhood from most BYU Marriott students. However, after leaving her family to move to the United States and attend BYU, the Marketing Association became a second family for Mosarsa.

  • Across the World and Back Thursday Apr 02 2020

    Driven by a desire to help the people of her country, Vimbai Tembo began her journey from Zimbabwe to Provo by tucking her two children into bed and then lighting a candle to study for the GRE.

  • BYU Marriott HRM Team Takes First at SHRM Case Competition Wednesday Apr 01 2020

    BYU Marriott HRM teams took home first-place and fourth-place finishes at the Utah Society of Human Resource Management competition.

  • A Flag for Egypt Tuesday Mar 31 2020

    For Nada Elmasry, a junior in BYU Marriott's global supply chain management program, the Egyptian flag hung in the Tanner Building’s atrium symbolizes the opportunity to represent her home country.

  • Building Relationships in the Air Force ROTC Monday Mar 30 2020

    Capt. Jordan Woods, an assistant professor in BYU Marriott’s Department of Aerospace Studies, enjoys building things through carpentry or woodwork, but he also enjoys the chance to build positive relationships with his fellow officers in the U.S. Air Force and the cadets in the aerospace studies department.